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      It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

      R Released May 27, 1987 1h 34m Horror List
      44% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 16% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings The father (Michael Moriarty) of a monster baby goes where it and others like it have been banished by the state. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness Finishes the series' natural allegorical evolution. Rated: B- Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Joshua Vasquez Slant Magazine Stretches the darkly comedic aspects of the trilogy to the breaking point. Rated: 2/4 Nov 4, 2004 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The entire enterprise never rises much above average. Rated: 2/4 Aug 29, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Cohen is arguably using social commentary about victims of the AIDS crisis here considering the timing, but awkward tonal shifts and increasingly cheap special effects make Island of the Alive a bit of trashy, forgettable (if fun) fare. Rated: 2/5 Aug 25, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The weakest one in the series. Rated: B- Jul 20, 2009 Full Review Michael Szymanski International Press Academy Rated: 1/5 Sep 21, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      kevin c The first film of this series was genuinely compelling and creepy, now at the third film it's just ridiculous. The killer babies are now being shipped off to a deserted island, but now they're getting bigger and hungrier. An expedition to the island leads to more death and access to a boat to civilization. This is a movie that's fun to watch and laugh at but not much else. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member So ridiculous and over the top it's kind of hilarious. Some parts are so ludicrous you can't help but laugh and have fun with the whole thing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member This Movie was awesome for low budget Vandergrift plays over 10 parts in it as an extra Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A bloody and very interesting movie with cool effects and good acting. It's Alive III is very enjoyable 68/100 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member almost as good as the original skipped the 2nd one knowing it didn't do as well this one deals with an evolutionary allegory on abortions on deformed infants; is it within our right to kill the unsightly and the dangerous at such a young age or can a new breed of humanity co-exist with us? the monstrous, bloodthirsty creatures multiply by the hour and society feels that the best solution is to isolate them on a deserted island soon though they escape thanks to a still-caring father who believes they can live just like us it's too bad there isn't as much of the creatures but the idea is still there dealing with the harsh decision on whether or not to kill your own good kills with some allegory on newborns and their fate not a bad sequel Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member More annoying than anything else. The characters (particularly the father), the editing (a scientist very much alive in one shot is two cuts later dead as a doornail)... it just makes Part 3 a chore to watch. Clearly Larry Cohen was more concerned with getting a free vacation in Hawaii than making a good movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis The father (Michael Moriarty) of a monster baby goes where it and others like it have been banished by the state.
      Director
      Larry Cohen
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 27, 1987, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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